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to medicare and medicaid, read vouchers. and also want to eliminate the sequester cuts to defense spending that are automatically supposed to take place. and the good news is that speak are boehner might have less of a problem from the ugly wing of his party at least than what he got before. because yesterday grover nordquist sounded a little more reasonable than say before the republicans got shellacked in the election. he said that republicans can raise revenues as long as they can go home and pass the laugh test. in other words, as long as they go go home and tell their con switch went that they didn't actually raise tax rates without getting laughed at. >> so it's gotta pass the laugh test. not just the moment it happens but between now and the next several elections. >> jennifer: so maybe he's not so ugly after all. i don't know, what am i thinking? at the end of the day the press has shown his hand. so mr. speaker your much. joining me now is nancy cook budget and tax correspondent for the national journal
: they are in a box. if they put a specific proposal on the table for either medicare cuts or specific loopholes they want to close whatever, it means that they're bound to those things. that's why nobody wants to put anything in writing. today speaker boehner appointed candace mill for chair the house administration committee. now all week, we've heard all the theirs were men. do you think this is intended and will quiet down the critics that the republicans weren't living? >> no. i mean, it's a nice gesture. it's wonderful to see another woman in a leadership position in congress, but the republican--enough cannot be said about the fact that they need more women. they need more people of color and you should not have to be called out in the media for lack of female reputation amongst yourself. you should be able to do that on your own. >> jennifer: exhibit b of them not listening to the people. exhibit a. when they're not cutting a deal with the president when they have a mandate. your best whether they go over the cliff or not at the end of the year, are they going to go? >> it is so close bu
there is going to reform to social security and medicare, they want to know so they know how to plan for their companies. i hope it's resolved before i get there if not so be it, i see this as an opportunity for america to lead the way. china is slowing down. india is slowing down. europe is in a recession. south america is slowing down. we have an opportunity to lead out of this mess. i hope we take the lead. >> jennifer: everyone wants to prevent going over over the cliff you still will have a lot of issues on how best to lead the country forward. allen west will be gone but there will be tea partyers remain. how do you work with people who think compromise is a bad word? >> look, i was just earlier with the republican part of my district today and met with a lot of republican commissioners. the message i told them is what i told everybody. whether you're a republican, democrat, i have an open door. i want to hear your thoughts, your concerns and i want to be your voice in washington, d.c. i plan to represent 100% of this district and being a passionate voice for everybody. i hope
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